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Is populism the future for the left?

Inside the remedial customer service class for deactivated Uber drivers

This police report on a Kanye listening party is the greatest piece of music journalism ever written

Craigslist Confessional: Have I already failed as a mother?

A history of the internet, as told by maps

Sometimes going to the cutting edge requires reverting to the oldest tools around.

By Drew Millard

The case for unionizing comedy


Tomorrow 133: Erika Allen and the goths

Tomorrow 132: Casey Johnston takes a bite out of Apple

Tomorrow 131: I’m the cyber and that’s the punk

Tomorrow 130: The resistance of Eoin Higgins

Tomorrow 129: Amanda Hess and the fembot army

Tomorrow 128: James T. Green knows the song of the Summer



Kanye West is too horny for his own good

RIP Stanley Cavell, a philosopher who made philosophy feel urgent

Academy Awards formally recognize popular things are bad

Taylor Swift will put this blog on Instagram if we’re nice enough


First of all it’s really important that women... never go to someone’s house, they meet in a public place, they don’t drink...

Government watchdog concludes FEMA wasn’t ready for last year’s hurricane season

You don’t own it

Info Spiral: What are the teens doing?

A difficult-to-follow story, in convenient capsule form.

By Casey Johnston


as many baby boomers are blazing it 420 since ten years ago.

Earth is hell, but space isn’t heaven


Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the other ones

Unsealed FBI documents detail Roger Stone’s Watergate-era dirty tricks

Can an old-school oil company make a small town cool?

A brief history of batshit conservative boycotts

It’s up to the people most affected by conservative and neoliberal political neglect to really change this country.